Act Justly: A Model for School Leadership

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The adventure of grafting Teaching for Transformation (TfT) into our school culture, while intimidating, is at the heart of the work we are called to do as leaders in Christian schools. That work is summarized well in one of the commands from Micah 6:8: “Act justly.” By choosing to implement TfT, we are inviting, nurturing, […]

When the Unthinkable Happens: Crisis Response in the Christian School

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When the Unthinkable Happens

Parents drop off their children at a Christian school entrusting those most precious to them to the guidance, care, and supervision of others. Besides academic achievement, they anticipate an experience characterized by safety, faith-driven relational practices, and missional growth opportunities. When tragedy strikes that Christian school—an accident, violence, suicide, or natural disaster—the simple fact that […]

A Little Box of Leadership

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This semester, our students, funded by a state grant, have been asked to focus on the knotty term “leadership,” as in “teacher leader.” It’s one of those topics we all think we know a lot about, and in a way, we do. We can certainly recognize the broad outlines of it, but the specifics are […]

Gardening Through the Holy Spirit

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Gardening Through the Holy Spirit

How do you function as a spiritual leader in your classroom? Are you a gardener? Scripture frequently describes our walk with God metaphorically, and its favorite source for metaphor is the garden. The Psalter begins with this beautiful assertion: the one who meditates on God’s law “is like a tree planted by streams of water, […]